The Artists

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David Hobson

David Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic tenors, a concert and stage performer, a composer and recording artist.

He has sung many roles for Opera Australia and both state and international opera companies, including his award-winning performances as Rodolfo (La Bohème) and the title role in Orphee.

Other roles include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Nadir (Pearl Fishers), Lindoro (L'Italiana in Algeri), Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance), The Architect in the world premiere of The Eighth Wonder, Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Danilo (The Merry Widow), Aristaeus/ Pluto (Orpheus in the Underworld) and the title role in Candide.

As a music theatre leading man, David stared as Caractacus Potts in the Australian premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Buddy in the concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl.

Solo concert highlights include A Little Closer (Sydney Opera House) and Am I Really Here? (Adelaide Cabaret Festival). Special engagements include a performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and singing the national anthem at the AFL and Australian Open finals. He is well known from his appearances on Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, as a presenter on the Foxtel’s STUDIO and is a regular performer on, and Ambassador for, Bravo Cruise.

David has recorded numerous albums with many reaching No 1 chart status and has won numerous awards, including Operatic Performer of the Year and an Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Award.

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Greta Bradman

Stunning soprano Greta Bradman is at home on the opera, recital, and concert stage.

An exclusive Decca artist, her debut album for Decca Classics, “My Hero” (2015; Richard Bonynge & English Chamber Orchestra) received five-star reviews and topped the classical, and classical crossover Australian charts for some months. Her brand new album for Decca called “Home” is due for release in November 2017.

Greta performs through the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Here in Australia she has worked with all Australian state symphony orchestras, a large array of chamber ensembles, choirs, and singers and musicians. Collaborations have included with Zubin Mehta, Richard Bonynge and Matthias Foremny. Recent performance highlights include her critically acclaimed debut as Mimì in La Bohème for Opera Australia, and touring with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Greta won the Australian International Opera Award (2013), completing her postgraduate studies with Distinction at the Wales International Academy of Voice. Greta has a Bachelor of Music Degree (performance voice), a vocal Fellowship from the Australian National Academy of Music, an Arts Degree (maj.Psychology & Linguistics), Honours Psychology Degree (1st class; Dux), Master of Psychology (clinical, cont), and graduate diplomas in French and German.

Greta is a regular presenter on ABC Classic FM. She is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Mental Health Prize (Ita Buttrose chair), and the Arts Wellbeing Collective, is patron of the St Matthew’s Music Foundation, an Ambassador of Her Majesty’s Theatre alongside Barry Humphries, and is on faculty at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life. Greta is a keen proponent of Australian composers, and has had works written for her by Peter Sculthorpe, Betty Beath, Ross Edwards, Katy Abbott, Paul Stanhope, Quentin Grant, Calvin Bowman, Tom Henry, Carl Crossin, among others.

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Teddy has rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and concert platform.  He has performed with the opera companies of San Francisco, Austin, Washington, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati, Houston, New York, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper/Munich, Theatre du Chatelet/Paris, in Vienna, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera.

Recent seasons include Escamillo (Hamburg, Théatre du Chatalet/Paris, Munich, Bilbao, Metropolitan Opera, OA), Don Giovanni (OA, WA Opera ),  Scarpia – Tosca (WA Opera), Emille de bec –  South Pacific (OA Australian Tour) and King of Siam –  The King and I (OA Australian Tour).  Teddy debuted the roles of Méphistophélès  (Faust/OA, SOSA and WA Opera), the title role in (Sweeney Todd/Victorian Opera), the title role in Don Giovanni (OA’s new production) as well as a concert tour (From Broadway to La Scala/Australia, and NZ).

Awards include an ARIA, two Helpmann Awards, a Limelight Award, a Green Room Award plus a MO Award.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ ABC Classics’ discography includes Fauré’s Requiem and Le naissance de Vénus, Handel’s Messiah, Musical Renegades (on CD/DVD), solo discs including Mozart Arias, The Voice, Vagabond, The Bach Arias, Mozart Requiem, Serious Songs, You’ll Never Walk Alone (with David Hobson), Teddy Tahu RhodesMahler and From Broadway to La Scala (with David Hobson, Greta Bradman and Lisa McCune) and There was a Man Lived in the Moon.  He also appears on the CD/DVD recording of The Little Prince for Sony International/ BBC, on CD/DVD Haley Westenra Live, DVD of Peter Grimes at the Metropolitan Opera for EMI Classics, the Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen (DVD and shown in cinemas world-wide) and Chandos’ Love for Three Oranges.

In 2017 Teddy returns to WA opera to sing the role of Scarpia in Tosca, TSO Orchestra, Qld Pops Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, a national tour of Australia and a series of Christmas concerts in Tasmania, Victoria and NSW.

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Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune is one of Australia’s most popular and successful screen and theatre actors, earning an impressive collection of awards celebrating her performances, including four Gold Logies for Most Popular Personality on Australian television.

Lisa was most recently seen in the new ABC series, THE WARRIORS. Lisa’s recent credits include MACHU PICCHU for the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, FOLLIES IN CONCERT for Melbourne Recital Centre and the ABC miniseries, THE DIVORCE. Lisa starred in the Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation production of THE KING AND I and her performance as Anna Leonowens earned her a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a Musical, and the production was awarded three Helpmann Awards including Best Musical.

She moved to Melbourne after graduating WAAPA and appeared in a few television pilots before landing the role of Maggie Doyle in the police drama, BLUE HEELERS. BLUE HEELERS went on to become one of the most popular and enduring programs on Australian television making Lisa a household name. During her years as Maggie Doyle, she played the lead role of Mary in the Seven Network mini-series, THE POTATO FACTORY, based on Bryce Courtney’s novel.

Lisa starred as Maria in the Gordon Frost production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC which she followed with her Green Room Award-winning performance as Sally Bowles in CABARET. Lisa also received nominations for a Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for her performance as Hope Cladwell in URINETOWN. Lisa’s other stage credits include Melbourne Theatre Company’s THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE, DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE and The Ambassador Theatre Group’s Sydney and Melbourne seasons of GUYS AND DOLLS (Green Room nomination). Lisa starred on stage in Opera Australia’s SOUTH PACIFIC. Her performance as Nellie Forbush earned her a Sydney Theatre Award and Green Room Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.

Lisa’s other screen credits include Josh Lawson’s feature THE LITTLE DEATH, Rowan Woods’ feature LITTLE FISH, the highly acclaimed series MDA, Bryan Brown’s TWO TWISTED, the UK/Australian co-production TRIPPING OVER, and the telemovie HELL HAS HARBOUR VIEWS for which she received a Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actress and the ABC series RAKE, with Richard Roxburgh. Lisa also starred in all five series of SEA PATROL as Lieutenant “XO” Kate McGregor (Silver Logie nomination) and in the telemovie BLOOD BROTHERS, directed by Peter Andrikidis, also on the Nine Network.

She starred in SHANE WARNE THE MUSICAL at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and Network Ten’s drama, REEF DOCTORS. Lisa produced the series with Jonathan M. Shiff Productions. Extending her versatility to comedy, Lisa was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy for her role opposite Peter Helliar in the Princess Pictures IT’S A DATE.

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